Application Process

StreetSchool Network™ welcomes inquiries from community leaders who are interested in opening a school based on the StreetSchool Model in their city, as well as from existing schools that desire StreetSchool Network™ membership and are willing to enter the StreetSchool Network™ /AdvancEd Accreditation Process.  The required process for these inquiries is as follows:

  1. Interested party contacts StreetSchool Network™ President Tom Tillapaugh (720-299-3420); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to discuss their vision and to evaluate whether the core values of the organization inquiring and the StreetSchool Network™ are compatible.
  2. The interested party is put in contact with Director of School Services, Laurel Christensen (720-425-1642); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , who will describe the StreetSchool model and discuss the next steps to membership. This dialogue allows for the inquiring party to gain a better understanding of what is involved in running a StreetSchool and what it means to be a member of StreetSchool Network™.   It also allows the StreetSchool Network™ staff to make assessments and plans regarding needed support and services.

  3. A completed application packet is returned to StreetSchool Network™ when the school decides to join, with a non-refundable membership fee.
  4. A site visit and training session is scheduled for StreetSchool Network™ staff to visit the school or potential school site, conduct board training, assist with problem solving and fundraising and to develop either a start-up plan or a plan for continuous school improvement.  For an operating school, strategic planning will take place and a discussion to establish a timeline for the accreditation process.

Currently Operating Schools Membership Form (PDF Download)
New School Start-up Application Form (PDF Download)